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by stadt80
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - North Island (Part 2)
Replies: 125
Views: 77947

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

It has been announced that NZBus is the preferred tenderer in the recent tender rounds for the Western Bay of Plenty contracts which come into affect in December.
by stadt80
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Ex NZ Coachwork International Ranger Mk 2 in Tonga
Replies: 5
Views: 19664

Re: Ex NZ Coachwork International Ranger Mk 2 in Tonga

I think the one on Trademe was the last remaining one with Ritchies ( #401 ) which was ex H&E #3. This one therefore has to be either ex H&E #1,#2 or #5 as the H&E ones had the rubber moulding around the windows ( not bonded ) as I can tell by looking at the drivers window and first passenger window...
by stadt80
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Ex NZ Coachwork International Ranger Mk 2 in Tonga
Replies: 5
Views: 19664

Re: Ex NZ Coachwork International Ranger Mk 2 in Tonga

Looks like it could be one of the four ex Howick & Eastern Hino RR172's. They were all sold to Ritchies in 2005 /2006. One was recently on trademe for sale so assuming it could be that one judging by the paintwork.
by stadt80
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland
Replies: 11
Views: 14028

Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

1120, 1121, 1122 & 1123 are based at Shore Depot as School/Charter Buses. Very rare that they are allocated to service trips, must be due to a shortage of Buses as a lot of the older fleet is being sold off reducing the operational spares.
by stadt80
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland
Replies: 11
Views: 14028

Re: Where to find 2021-2034 SG240 Auckland

I can tell you that the Shore services operated by Articulated Buses are - Route 873X > Constellation Station to City Centre Express @ 6:45am and Route 839 > City Centre to Long Bay @ 5:05pm. They will continue to operate until the New North Shore Network is implemented in September 2018.
by stadt80
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

No, returned to Australia earlier this year and currently on trial with Latrobe Valley Bus Lines in Victoria. Most likely to be displayed in the Australian Bus & Coach Show in Sydney next month too.
by stadt80
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Howick & Eastern ADL E500 #504
by stadt80
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Ongoing 1 Photo Request 2016 - STA New Deliveries.
Replies: 28
Views: 16271

Re: Ongoing 1 Photo Request 2016 - STA New Deliveries.

LB608 wrote:Have been Told that Go Bus now own the one in NZ for their Auckland services, can you confirm?
I have had a confirmation that this Bus has returned to Sydney
by stadt80
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Richies
Replies: 4
Views: 13309

Re: Richies

It is a joint venture for the urban contracts won in South Auckland commencing Sunday 30th October. The units won by Ritchies/Murphy Buses were Manurewa, Papakura, Pukekohe and Waiuku which require over 50 Buses that will be operated out of the Murphy Buses Takanini Depot ( and probably another sate...
by stadt80
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: New Zealand Photos, Videos, Sound Clips etc.
Topic: Volvo Hybrid ex Australia.
Replies: 7
Views: 16998

Re: Volvo Hybrid ex Australia.

Taken at Britomart while on trial with Ritchies
by stadt80
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Volvo Hybrid Demonstrator operating on the Northern Express service for Ritchies
by stadt80
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

The Gemilang Demonstrator at Ritchies has been repainted into the new AT Metro livery for The Northern Express.
by stadt80
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: AT Metro
Replies: 8
Views: 15480

Re: AT Metro

Two more ( Spotted today ) - Birkenhead #24 and NZBus #2146
by stadt80
Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: AT Metro
Replies: 8
Views: 15480

Re: AT Metro

Also Birkenhead - 36 & 53, H&E 272, NZBus 4152

All companies are commencing their repainting program this year in preparation for upcoming tenders.
NZBus have also repainted a Scania ( "Bubble" Designline ) although it needs the graphics applied, not sure of fleet number this stage.
by stadt80
Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: 15 Double decker for Howick and Eastern
Replies: 7
Views: 15770

Re: 15 Double decker for Howick and Eastern

At Wynyard Quarter this afternoon on a test drive
by stadt80
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

New for Birkenhead Transport is #76 Gemilang bodied MAN 18.250
by stadt80
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - South Island (Part 3)
Replies: 130
Views: 55098

Re: General - South Island (Part 3)

A BCI Demonstrator / prototype Double Decker is supposedly on it's way to NZ soon aimed for the Auckland Market....
by stadt80
Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: The changing costumes of a Hybrid
Replies: 12
Views: 8048

Re: The changing costumes of a Hybrid

Whatever happened to the Designline Hybrid?
by stadt80
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Ritchies #329 - Ex Demonstrator MAN Lion City ( Gemilang ) in service on the Northern Express
by stadt80
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

The Tender documents containing the routes and timetables for the New Southern Network has not yet been released as it needs to be signed off by the NZTA. Funding cuts to the construction of the two major interchanges ( Manukau & Otahuhu ) may well see the implementation dates pushed out further as ...
by stadt80
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

Howick & Eastern Scania K230 #248 - The first Bus to be painted into the new standard AT Metro livery
by stadt80
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation
Replies: 15
Views: 16879

Re: Go Bus Buy Leopard Coachlines urban operation

Bus Travel NZ is the trading arm of the Leopard Business in Auckland. They are the same Company.
by stadt80
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - Auckland (Part 3)
Replies: 443
Views: 105083

Re: General - Auckland (Part 3)

So I'll kick off the first post for 2015 in the Auckland section! - 2014 & 2017 are still complete and parked in Metalmans East Tamaki yard.
by stadt80
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: AT Metro
Replies: 8
Views: 15480

Re: AT Metro

Cordes Express wrote:I believe Howick & Eastern have one painted in the new AT livery as well.
Scania K320 #248
by stadt80
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: New Zealand Transport Discussion
Topic: General - North Island (Part 2)
Replies: 125
Views: 77947

Re: General - North Island (Part 2)

On the 16th December the new AT livery will be launched along with the three Link services rebranded in a new AT livery for each service still retaining the Red for Citylink, Green for Innerlink and Orange for the Outlink. From what I have heard there will be a public display with Ritchies and H&E d...

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